Hey.....Who turned out the lights????
Another note of interest: Nicklaus and Nathan are in the bathtub, right near me as I type this....they were getting really loud and wild. I said, "PUHLEEZE shut up....Just BEEEEEE QUITEEEEEEEEEEEEE NOWWWWWWWWWW"
REASON # 235,452,789 WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BITE YOUR FINGERNAILS!!!
I've been a nail biter for all of my life. Never really had a problem...BEFORE...This is what my pinkie finger looked like ONE day after biting a hang nail....after 2 days it was swollen to about 4 times it normal size, filled with pus, purple and so painful that I would rather give birth to another child, sans epidural, than experience this pain again. It looks almost normal in this picture, compared to what it really looked like. The throbbing was horrid, and if I accidently just 'grazed' it? My breath was taken away, no sounds would come out of my mouth, and tears just welled up in my pretty brown eyes....it took a week of antibiotics, constant application of an anti-bacterial lotion and a medicated bandage to even get it back to pseudo-normal size. There is purplish, dead skin, but it doesn't hurt!! So, I am now a pain-free blogger and ex-nail biter. Ain't y'all so glad I share stuff with y'all? LOLOLOL
THANKSGIVING IN DIXIE....
Sorry I've been gone so long...had a lot of stuff going on...will elaborate later...but, I wanted to share these pics with you all....What...you think us Sutheners give the youngins' a day to play? Heck no...pick that there cotton you all...LOL
THERE'S A RIGHT WAY, A WRONG WAY AND THE REDNECK WAY!!!
My daddy taught me lots of things when I was growing up. One such "lesson" came in handy during the plague's stay at my house this past week. My daddy ( I'm Southern, so daddy ain't babyish...it just is the name I and many other adults call their "fathers"...) Anyway...back to the point. I learned early in childhood that if it's broke, then 9 out of 10 times Duck Tape can fix it. As you can see, I learned my lessons well....not more taking the diaper off and playing with the poo for you little man...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Better Late than Never I suppose....
But...I had to get this on here as soon as I could. I missed Livey's birthday....sorry!! And HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!!! Livey is very, very special to me and she's one of the "best" blogging buddies I have! She's one of the first bloggers I ever "talked" to and is a great person...Now if I could get her to visit Georgia...Maeve would have to come too...we'd paint the town red...or, well, I guess Maeve would want it black with baby Satans all aglow in feeding troughs... or manger...whichever you prefer...LOLOLOLOL
Forget the House of Ill Repute....I live in a house of ILLNESS & PUKE
Wanted to Make Sure this Got Posted!!
It is the Soldier,
not the reporter
who has given us freedom of press
It is the Soldier,
not the poet
who has given us freedom of speech
It is the Soldier,
not the campus organizer
who gives us freedom to demonstrate
It is the Soldier
who salutes the flag,
who serves beneaththe flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Father Dennis Edward O'Brien - USMC
If you are reading this, Thank a teacher....
If you are reading this in English, Thank a soldier....
It's Now Official....My Life is Too Full of Anxiety..LOLOLOL
IF THAT GIRL OPENED HER MOUTH ANY MORE, SHE'D SWALLOW HER HEAD!!!
Next, Nathan was extremely congested, coughing and such this weekend. Noni seemed okay Sunday morning, so she and her dad went to church. Nicklaus woke up with an ear ache and congested, so the 2 boys and I stayed home. Noni got the same way as the other 2 Sunday evening. Nathan hasn't slept well since Saturday night due to coughing and such. And if Nathan doesn't sleep, Mommy doesn't sleep, so I have had about 5 hours total sleep since Saturday...rah rah rah...I'm on top of the world!!! They are all still congested and coughing. Nathan seems to be the one that has it the worst. The pediatrician prescribed breathing treatments for him when he starts coughing too much and can't catch his breath. As you will see below , he really enjoys those!! My life has been one big bundle of snot here lately...lots of snot and no sleep do not a happy Momma make...but, these are the dues of motherhood....although in my opinion, my dues should be waived, I should have such a positive balance in my dues account that I don't have to pay until the year 2050, be declared a charter member or something.
Next, the weather has been kind of cool here in South Georgia lately and I let Noni and NIcklaus go outside to play on Monday, since they both seemed a lot better. When they came inside, Noni was covered with mosquito bites....Nicklaus had one. I swear to you, if there were 500 people in a thouand acre field and 4 mosquitoes in the field, Noni would be the only one they bit. They love her, and she's quite allergic to the bites, they get really red and swell up on her. Here's a tip for ya, if you don't know it already...the best thing to put on mosquito bites to reduce swelling, redness and relieve itching? We use deodorant, it works really well on Noni. Here's a link with this and other remedies for mosquito bites. Just click the red sentence. I don't know how well you can tell by the pic, but my girl is covered. I never in a million years thought there would still be mosquitos out still. We used to be swarmed with them, for the last month or so, we've seen none. But as I said before, they will seek Noni out, just to get her blood. Now I will live in fear the next week or so until I know she hasn't caught West Nile or some other mosquito transmitted disease.
Next, I went to open the door and let our newest member of the family, Sable, inside. Our beautiful, white (because she's still a puppy) Golden Retriever/Lab Mix. Her fur is soooo white, and soft, that you can't get enough of petting her. She is convinced she's a giant lap dog. I suppose her fur will turn golden soon. Hmmm...make a note to ask Cat if her girls were white when just puppies. I know I could look it up...but dammit...I'm tired. Did you not read that I have had NO SLEEP?? Back to the topic at hand, letting Sable in. I opened the door and found some other dog in my pretty, clean Sable's place. After my initial shock, I realized this was my Sable. And sleeping outside was her only option for tonight. As you can see, she was not phased one bit. Wherever she'd rolled in the mud that covered her from head to toe must have been one exhausting experience, she could have cared less where she slept, that's pretty evident though, isn't it?
Little Dirty Doggy...
And last, but not least, those who read my blog know of Nathan's fondness for his feces. What post from hell would be complete without a mention or two of that? Someone, gee I wonder who, moved Noni's bank/ATM thingy and we couldn't find it . Noni found it under her bed. Can you tell what the problem with this item is? Someone was trying to make a deposit of what he considers a valuable commodity. Yep, right in the coin slot. So, can you guess who the culprit is? And what he was trying to invest? And how to explaing the concept that crap is a no deposit, no return, item to a two year old??? Bwahahahahaha
I wanted to share this with y'all...Hubby's hurt, kidz are sick, so...posting may be scarce for a few...
Since a few of y'all have said you'd like to shop from my store for Christmas gifts. I just wanted to give you the the last day an order may be placed to ensure Christmas delivery. Also, if you need to know your zone, please comment or email me with your zip and I'll let you know as soon as I can. For some reason, I cannot get my zone chart to upload properly on Blogger. I also want to let you know that until 11/14, I have a section of my store dedicated to Christmas Bonus Buys....for a limited time, these items will be drastically reduced for you to purchase for youself, your home, a gift or whatever. Please look it over when you can and I will really appreciate your orders!! Thanks!! To go directly to the special savings section....click HERE!! To see the full description of item, just click on the pic. Thanks again!
Last Day to Place Orders to Ensure Delivery by Christmas via UPS GROUND by Zone:
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Zone 5 & 6 December 13
Zone 3 & 4 December 16
Zone 1 & 2 December 19
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BEFORE I HAD KIDZ....
Before I had kidz...I never knew what 2 gallons of red Kool-Ade looked like when spilled in your refrigerator. I'd never been spit on, puked on, pooped on or peed on. And if I had?? Retaliation would have been swift, severe and very, very painful, and I certainly wouldn't have cleaned it up for them or worried about them eating it, in fact shoving it down the person's throat that did it would have been a top option on my list.
Before I had kidz....I never cried when I saw someone else get immunizations. I never walked the floor carrying another human, singing insane songs, ALL NIGHT LONG, over and over and over again.
Before I had kidz....I never lived in fear of something happening to another human being quite so much. I never fully understood the deep, intense fear that a parent feels their child is missing. My heart had never stopped because I lost sight of someone in a crowded shopping mall. I never understood the ferocious nature of animals in the wild when their young are in a situation that can be construed as mildly harmful.
Before I had kidz....I never knew the pride one could feel when you breast feed and your baby actually gains weight - all because of you, when your child colors between the lines, when they tie their shoes all my themselves, when they go to the potty, when they write their names neatly - without help or when they catch a fly ball during a baseball game.
Before I had kidz...I never knew that the first time your baby says Momma could make your heart swell with love, your eyes fill with tears and a realization that you posses a deep seated devotion to your child and it is eternal in your heart. Before I had kidz...I never knew how deep, profound, and everlasting love could be. Now I have kidz, and I understand all of this...and so much more. Before I had kidz....I never thanked God everyday for His blessings to me or understood the depth of my mom's love for me.
I Ain't Skerred of No Ghost!!
The South is full of superstitions, ghost stories and voodoo. Especially Savannah, The Southernmost parts of South Carolina and the surrounding areas. This trailer used to be abandoned, white, and falling down. Well, only 2 things have changed thus far. I just had to take a picture of this for you....mainly in the African-American neighborhoods around here, you'll find the most outrageous loud tints of paint. Yellows, pinks, greens and most often the blue color above, it's called "haint blue." It's supposed to protect the inhabitants from spirits. Now, I know the neighborhood this "traylorrrr" is in and I am just willing to hazard a guess and say the paint is to keep the spirits away, and the pile of cinder blocks are there to chunk, (that's southern for throw at) young entrepreneurs hawking their wares
MY TOP 5 PICKS OF THE WEEK
19 Pc. Knife Set In Case
This 19 piece knife set features handsome stainless steel blades and riveted, heat resistant handles that provide a durable, long-lasting knife.
Includes 6 steak knives and forks, large chef's knife, sharpener, And much more!
14" x 12" x 2" high
Coffee Cup Metal Hooks Plaque
Metal scrolling outlines a steaming cup of morning coffee, reminding you to grab those keys and head off to work!
9 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 10 3/4" high.
** This one makes me think of Merritt....wonder why?
Glass Ornament "Angel"
A classic touch for the tree, as an angel shimmers
in hand-crafted glass splendor.
3 1/4" diameter, 3 5/8" high.
Golf Shadow Box
Here's a great gift for the golfer in the family.
A wooden shadowbox displaying the evolution of the iron since the 1700's, and variations of the golf ball from 1830-1930.
22" x 1 3/4" x 12" high.
Wood and Metal Autumn Wreath
Perfect for Thanksgiving, but lovely to display throughout autumn.
Natural twigs are twisted into a wreath with a "Give Thanks" sign, and garnished with leaves, a cornucopia, and other symbols of the fall harvest.
Wood, fabric, and metal.
PLEASE, PLEASE DO THIS....IT'S A NICE THING TO DO...K?
Most of you know Cat, from A Mom in the Swamp. Well, Ol' Cat ain't in Swampland anymore. Nope, after losing their dream house, the house they were renting and the house they just sold all to that beeyotch Hurricane Katrina, Cat and her boys(including the grown one) are in Kansas City now. As is understandable, it took a while for Ms. Cat to get back in the bloggin' mood. Well, she's back and she's moved her blog as well, which is a tough thing to do!! Please just take a moment, click on the banner above and comment on her site and let her know, that we still love Cat, whether she's in the swamp.....or NOT!!!! So, pretty please...just do it...and tell her that Mom Is Nutz sent ya!! If you cannot see my pretty banner at top...click HERE.
AND WINNER OF THE "CRAZIER THAN A SHITHOUSE RAT" AWARD IS.....
A costumed man's public "gyrations" sent him to jail early Sunday.An officer reported seeing 21-year-old Will Johnson, decked in face paint, a blue leotard and orange wig, doing strange things in the 100 block of West Congress Street.
A police report states that Johnson would jump in front of cars as they drove down Congress "and begin numerous physical gyrations." When the drivers honked their horns, he would allegedly yell and curse at them. The report states that Johnson pulled off his wig and ducked into a crowded club when an officer approached him. Police did not pursue. But a half-hour later, the officer said he again spotted Johnson gyrating in front of traffic in the same spot.
He was charged with disorderly conduct around 1 a.m. and taken to jail without incident. (Printed in the Savannah Morning News 10/31/2005)
1) Did he have help with his make-up, or do it all himself?
Hubby's New Shirt...
Now what redneck is complete without a "Here's Your Sign" T-shirt?? What does it say?
Man #1: (looking at mounted deer head) Did you shoot that deer?
Man #2: Nope, it ran through the house and got stuck in the wall!
Here's your sign, I'm stupid sign that is!
OMG...OMG....OMG...I AM SO THERE....
Now, what kind of Mommy would I be....
For the second year in a row, Nicklaus was that god of wrestling, John Cena...same hat, new shorts, new jersey. Is this obsession ever going to end? (okay...maybe momz thinks the dude is too hot also, but I don't dress like him.) Noni, complete with red hair, although it doesn't show up really well, is Strawberry Shortcake, she wanted the halloween socks, and she outgrew the costume within the last 2 months, but...she was happy, I was happy, so who cares?I had an absolutely adorable bear costume for Nathan, but he acted as if it was a grizzly attacking him, complete with bloodcurdling shrieks and screaming hissy fits, every time I tried to put it on him. Sooo....Mommy decided he'd be Howdy Doody...which was not met with any sort of enthusiasm either, his hair is red also, and he did have eyeliner freckles and red cheeks, but the snot and tears washed all that off......Next year? We're putting him in camo...he can be a hunter, an army guy or a redneck...call it what you want....Happy Halloween....thank God it's over..LOL...and now...my final quandry....has anyone else had a day like mine? The kind of day, that you almost say, "Dear Lord, please let my child cough, have a snotty nose or sneeze...that way I can be a good mommy and help them feel better? A nap would help them Lord, I know it would...just one good COUGH...please??????? "